Weekly swing trading ideas in shorthand. Mind your allocations. Manage your risk. Build your charts. Understand the indicators. SPY Puts The easiest way to hedge is to buy SPDR S&P 500 ETF $SPY puts. You don’t want to pay a lot for time value, so rarely go more than about 10 weeks out. Last Thursday I suggested buying the Aug $295 SPY puts under $10. I did and sold half […]
- cash-secured put selling for building stock positions and generating income…
- covered call writing for trimming positions and generating income…
- LEAP call buying for when large opportunities present themselves, such as after major corrections…
- Swing trading of calls and puts for our R.A.R.E. members.
Option selling is a professional strategy that takes some getting used to, however, if you are a long-term investor with a contrarian streak who likes to add income to the bottom line, this is THE strategy worth learning.
Before making any options trades, read Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, study the CBOE Education Center and engage in paper (pretend) trading for an extended period before trading options.
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Most trades are hidden, however, several recent trades and most older trades have been released to serve as samples. More will be released as the options expire.
Summary Enphase operates in a duopoly with Solar Edge in the solar microinverters space. Enphase is expanding into energy management which is a natural flow. I believe this stock will reach $200 per share by the middle 2020s. It currently trades around $50. If you are a growth investor, you should look to acquire Enphase for a full position 2%-4% of net asset value. If you are a primarily focused […]
We have been talking about hedging in the R.A.R.E. chat room for weeks. The current level of the S&P 500 $SPY is at a major resistance zone. I am not sure if there is enough hopium or dollars from small investors to push any higher. Also, the Fed is reducing market supports every week or two, so that rocket fuel is about spent until another round of stimulus. Very simply […]
Investors can expand their cash generation opportunities with a well thought out option selling strategy. Selling cash-secured puts and covered calls can improve income by over 50% in a given year with just a trade or two per position per year. Open to members only. Become a member today if you are not already and would like access.
We cover some basic ways to hedge a portfolio as this rebound rally loses steam. Available to members and those holding a Free Library Card.
Today we game out the potential scenarios for the stock market in the short, intermediate and long-term. While the rally might continue a bit longer, there is a certainty of at least a retracing of the rally for a small correction. There are also worse outcomes if the economy does not have the “V” shape recovery that many are hoping for. This is piece is open to members and those with a “Free Library Card.”
The stock market is hitting a key resistance level right now. There could be one more leg up or a downtrend can begin by Friday. We are trimming into strength and selling covered calls. Downside potential the rest of the year far exceeds upside. Manage your risk. This post available if you are a member or Free Library Card holder.
Each Monday morning I am putting out a piece with a few swing trade ideas to focus on for the week. It is up to you to participate in analysis and seek risk management tools that work for you. If you expect to just follow along, expect to be disappointed. Risk Management & Basic Trade Criteria Risk management will involve applying technical analysis and having stop orders on most trades. […]
Our weekly stocks, options & ETFs webinar focused on charting opportunities and risks. Also, thoughts on how catalysts and fundamentals coincide with the charts. Members only.
Model portfolios are worth precisely nothing to you. Stocks should not be bought all at one time, neither should ETFs. However, having a structured portfolio to fill in as you get prices on assets you want, now that goes a long way. Here are three approaches that have worked well for me managing OPM. One should work for you too.
Selling long dated covered calls is a tactical strategy that is very useful right now. Get the premium from volatility and time value. Gain income while you wait for the stock market to heal in coming quarters. Available to anybody with a subscription or a FREE Library Card.
There is an ebb and flow to option selling and buying. We are primarily option sellers to capture premium and time value. With the volatility in the market, we need to manage a bit more actively. This page is open to all members and Free Library Card Holders.
The stock market is hitting its first support levels. We were heavy cash coming into this correction, so can start to sell a few puts for companies we’d like to own a bit lower than today’s price. Also, oil is getting crushed which is making it interesting for a rebound play. Do you know what “backwardation’ is? — Read this research with a “free library card.”
We update our trading and investing thoughts with the #coronacrash happening now. We also listen to a Fed President affirm our bullish gold thesis. And, we take a sneak peak at Super Tuesday and what a Bernie win could mean short and long-term. Sign-up for a Free Library Card to see this content.
We try to avoid making trades in the “middle of the market” whenever possible. We want to find undervalued stocks that are oversold to buy, and to sell stocks that are overvalued and overbought. We believe in “buy low, sell high.”
Last November, I discussed “why I’m selling Tesla shares.” It turned out to be a good spot to sell Tesla (TSLA) shares that we had purchased about a hundred dollars cheaper less than two months earlier. It would be about a half year before we returned to buying Tesla shares.
The tradewar keeps jerking markets around. How bad can it get? We have an idea both short and intermediate term. Here’s some ideas on using VXX and when to buy QQQ again. Available to anybody with any membership or a Free Library Card.
Retirement Income Options is an asset allocation, dividend stock and option selling strategy designed to get total return roughly equal to the S&P 500, but with less risk. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio.
Sustainable Growth Investing uses a base ETF allocation and long-term growth stocks for generating capital appreciation. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio or as an add-on to a more diversified portfolio, such as, a retirement plan. The Sustainable Growth Investing mission is to beat the S&P 500 stock market index without added risk.
Retirement Life Growth & Income uses a base ETF allocation and dividend stocks to generate a total return for retirement living. This strategy is meant to be used for an entire portfolio. Our mission with RLGI is to provide equity like total return with less risk than the stock market as a whole.